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Ten new jobs to be created after steel fabricator secures new premises in Bromsgrove

8 July 2021
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A steel fabricating business is set to create ten jobs across the next year after expanding into new premises in Worcestershire, in a deal arranged by John Truslove.

The commercial property specialist helped Ridgesteel Fabrications Ltd of Worcester secure the 11,675 sq ft factory warehouse at Unit 4 in Schofield Business Park, on Sugarbrook Road in Bromsgrove.

The letting has brought praise from the landlord after Ridgesteel’s directors were shown around within three hours of John Truslove being instructed to market the unit, with all terms agreed within 24 hours.

Ridgesteel, which currently employs 19 staff, offers steel fabrications and metalwork services, from providing structural steel for the construction industry to managing specialised projects.

Gavin Nunn, managing director of Ridgesteel, said: “We’re really pleased with the extra premises John Truslove found us on the Schofield Business Park which will enable our capacity to increase from 50 tonnes to 100 tonnes of steel a week.

“This will result in us immediately taking on another five workers, and hopefully another five on top of that in the next 12 months as we continue to expand.”

Andrew Schofield, director of the landlord, Schofield Properties Ltd, said: “We were impressed with the very speedy action we saw from Ian Parker at John Truslove.

“When we approached him about putting the unit on the market, he said he had someone who’d recently come to him looking for such premises, but we never imagined a deal could be done so fast.

Solicitors Higgs and Sons, acting on behalf of the landlords, were able to quickly turn the legal documents around.

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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